Baby AnimalsMeet Emery!

December 29, 2017 - It’s the season for giving and our Zoo Fans gave in a big way! More than $2,500 was raised for Pride Lion Conservation Alliance to name our new lion cub “Emery”. The Zoo will be matching funds and donating $5,000 … More »

Animal ViewingCub Cam Cuteness

December 20, 2017 - To keep up with the demand of cub updates, we now have a cub cam! View Zola and her baby playing, eating and learning anytime day or night. This cub is growing fast and learning to climb, so if he’s … More »

Lion CubThe Lion Cub with Catitude

December 19, 2017 - In case you haven’t heard, we have an adorable little lion cub at the Virginia Zoo. He was born on October 28 to experienced parents Mramba and Zola. Here’s the latest video update of the little one, who already has … More »

World of ReptilesHisstmas Time is Here

December 13, 2017 - On the first day of Hisstmas my curator gave to me… reptiles for all to see! The opening of the newly renovated World of Reptiles is drawing near and the Virginia Zoo is not only coming to a close on … More »

Animal WellnessMeet the Patient: Mateo

December 11, 2017 - Name: Mateo Sex: Male Species: Prehensile-tailed porcupine Age: 2 yrs 11 mo old (born 12/5/14) Weight: 6 kg (13.2 lb) Reason for Visit: Episodes of inappetence, test for Gastrolithiasis Just like humans, animals can get sick for no apparent reason. … More »

CommunityThe Main Donates Towels

December 7, 2017 - Ever wonder what happens to used hotel towels? After a towel has fulfilled its purpose and reached the end of its life, it has to end up somewhere. In this instance, the Virginia Zoo makes great use of them. Recently, … More »

Tales of the TailsThey’ve Been Spotted

December 4, 2017 - You probably already know that a cheetah can run from 0-60 miles per hour in under three seconds, which is much faster than the average car, but let’s take a few moments to slow down and learn more interesting facts about … More »

Lion CubPawsitively Adorable Update

December 1, 2017 - Here’s the first of many cub updates to come! Listen and watch as Lead Africa Keeper Jennifer and Zoo vet Dr. Colleen examine and gush over our newest addition, a 4-week-old male lion cub born on October 28 to experienced … More »